Mommy Jammies Night ~ Connie Albers

When Saying No is Really Saying Yes to Your Family

When Saying No is Really Saying Yes to Your Family

These days there are many distractions and opportunities that can pull our focus away from our family. That chance to be a part of that ministry at church, teaching at the homeschool co-op, or that once and a lifetime job opportunity outside the home. It can be hard to know what to say yes to and what to say no thank you to.

Connie Albers shares some encouraging words about the importance of choosing to make your family a priority and of building relationships with your children more important than climbing the ladder of success. If you have struggling to find balance and purpose as a mom you don’t want to miss this episode!

 

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When Connie met and married her husband, she stepped away from her successful career world and was lead to invest in her family.  Despite her career shift, she brought the same enthusiasm and determination to her family that she had in the corporate world.  Connie’s understanding of the value and importance of raising children  lead her to homeschool her five children.  This understanding lead her to further invest in the greater homeschooling movement by using her business skills to start various homeschool groups, teach women and students, serve on a state homeschool board, represent thousands of homeschool parents, fight for educational choice and run one of the largest homeschool conventions in the nation. Connect with Connie on her site or Facebook.

 

Mommy Jammies Night – Jeannie Fulbright

 “Imparting a Biblical Worldview”

Join LaToya and her guest Jeannie Fullbright as she shares "Imparting a Biblical Worldview”

What is a Biblical Worldview? How does our worldview affect the quality of our lives? How does it shape our words, our actions and choices? Armed with a Biblical Worldview, our children will be more equipped to walk with the Lord as adults. We don’t have to be perfect parents or super spiritual to impart a Biblical worldview; we only need be aware and purposeful and often humble. In this talk, Jeannie will explore these issues and give specific ideas for giving your children an eternal perspective and a strong Biblical Worldview, so that they will be ready to face the world.

Jeannie Fulbright is a homeschooling mother of four and the author of Apologia’s Young Explorer series: Exploring Creation. Those titles include Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1, 2 and 3, Anatomy and Physiology, and the new Chemistry and Physics for elementary through middle school students.

At the age of ten, Jeannie wrote her first book, and later continued her writing journey at the University of Texas. There, she wrote for the newspaper and spent evenings as a primetime newscaster for the student radio station. After graduating from UT-Austin, she married her husband, Jeff, who is an attorney. They live in Metro Atlanta with three of their four children.

Jeannie’s children range in age from 13 to 20. Her oldest graduated from homeschooling in 2011 and was accepted on scholarship to the University of Georgia where she is on the Dean’s List.

It’s her love for God’s Word, her family, homeschooling, and other believers that inspires her to continue writing and speaking. She has a heart to encourage homeschoolers everywhere. Not only does Jeannie continue to create curriculum, she also writes a monthly newsletter, a weekly blog and is very active on social media. She can be found on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, sharing homeschooling ideas and inspiration.

Mommy Jammies Night – Sherri Seligson

“Am I Ruining My Children? What I Wish I Knew When I Began Homeschooling”

Join LaToya and her guest Sherri Seligson as she shares "Am I Ruining My Children? What I Wish I Knew When I Began Homeschooling”

Sherri shares 10 things that she wished she knew when she started homeschooling: Don’t have to do school at home. Don’t stress over the gaps.  Don’t fall into the comparison trap. And More! Get ready for some encouragement and practical tips on homeschooling  in this podcast, “Am I Ruining My Children? What I Wish I Knew When I Began Homeschooling”.

Sherri Seligson and her husband, David, have been homeschooling their four children for 21 years, graduating their last child this year. Before she was promoted to “mother,” Sherri worked as a marine biologist at Walt Disney World’s Living Seas, publishing shark behavior research. She has authored Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Marine Biology and Interning for High School Credit as well as companion curricula for feature films including Dolphin Tale and War Horse. Sherri has written for several science publications as well as homeschool magazines.  She loves to speak at conferences where she can encourage moms on their homeschool journey, and she has a motivated heart for helping families see God in science.

You can connect with Sherri on Facebook or her blog, Just Extraordinary.

Mommy Jammies Night – Heidi St. John

“Keeping Christ the Center of Your Homeschool”

“Keeping Christ the Center of your Homeschool” with Heidi St. John

When was the last time that you were undone by your thirst for God?  Staying connected to God and being in the word with our children is so vital for homeschooling and disciplining our children. Heidi shares her heart and passion to encourage families to dig into the Word together and grow closer to God in this podcast, “Keeping Christ in the Center of Your Homeschool”. Grab your bibles and prepare to be encouraged.

Heidi St. John has been married to her husband Jay since 1989. Together they have seven children from toddler to adult and have homeschooled all the way through high school. A favorite conference and radio speaker, Heidi approaches marriage and parenting with humor and grace. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to be who God has created them to be will bless and encourage you. Connect with Heidi at her blog The Busy Mom, on Facebook, on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Head on over to the blog to get a FREE two-week sample of a family devotional by Heidi and her hubby called Firmly Planted! 

 

Just Be Mom!

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Just Be Mom!

Single Moms: Don’t Try to Be Dad

Just be mom, I know you can do it even if it seems hard. Single moms try to do it all. As a single mom I have a lot on my plate. In the beginning I felt like I needed to be both mom and dad to my boys. So I drove myself crazy trying to fill both roles. I ended up tired, cranky and miserable and I was failing. The truth is that if God meant for me to be a dad to my boys I would’ve been born a boy.

Just Be Mom! – be encouraged!

In this podcast I’m encouraging other moms (single and married) to stop trying to be something that God never intended for us. God wanted us to just be mom. Focus on being a mom and be the best mom that you can be with God’s help.

Be encouraged. Be strong. Know you are not alone. Single Moms rock!

Listen and share this podcast with a friend.

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Visit VintageHomeschoolMoms for more mommy encouragement and A Few Minutes with God Podcast.

 

Mommy Jammies Night – Connie Hughes

“Having the Courage to Allow God to do Amazing Things in Your Life”

Having the Courage to Allow God to do Amazing Things in Your Life

Taking a leap of faith takes courage. Whether you are thinking of homeschooling, becoming a stay at home mom, or beginning any new endeavor, be encouraged! If you are in God’s will, He is with you! Listen as Connie reminds us of Bible and historical characters who had the courage to allow God to do amazing things in their lives.

Connie is a former public school teacher, turned homeschool mom of 8. She and her husband of 29 years raise their 8 children together in the country in the rowdiest house on their road. Connect with Connie at her blog SmockityFrocks.com, on Facebook, on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Use the code “Jammies” to receive HALF OFF one or both of Connie’s devotional ebooks “How to Manage Your Mouth – A 30 Day Wholesome Talk Challenge” and “How to Manage Your Mouth –  A 30 Day Wholesome Talk Challenge FOR KIDS“.

Why Hard Times?

Why hard times

Why We Go Through The Hard Times

Why hard times make you stronger… Many nights I can remember sitting on the floor in my bathroom (with the exhaust on so my boys couldn’t hear me) crying my eyes out. I know everyone has problems but I struggled … and decided why hard times would not rule my life.

Even if life was more than I thought I could handle: single parenting, homeschooling, having a special needs child, etc. I was stuck with the thoughts and the questions that could never be answered. In fact the questions became unproductive.

Why hard times…

For years I wondered “Why me?” One day when my oldest son found himself locked in a park bathroom I got an answer for my question, “Why hard times make you stronger.” If you are going through a hard time and wonder why or what good can come from it, I pray you are encouraged as you listen to what I learned about my prayers from the bathroom floor.

Be encouraged. Be strong. Know you are not alone. Why hard times make you strong.

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Visit VintageHomeschoolMoms for more mommy encouragement and A Few Minutes with God Podcast.

 

Hope Gone?

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Hope Gone?

Have you ever been in a hopeless situation? There have been many times in my life where I looked around and just saw no way that things could work out for me: depression, homelessness, divorce, etc.  Today I want to let you know that there is always hope no matter what your situation.

When your hope is gone it is important for you to accept that every human is an individual. We grow, succeed, and endure life differently. Success in life can be as little as obtaining your license to drive or as large as being a CEO of a huge company.

 

Mommy Jammies Night – Brooke McGlothlin

“How to Control Your Emotions, So They Don’t Control You”

Join LaToya and her guest Brooke McGlothlin May 8th at 9pm EST. Brooke will be talking about How to Control Your Emotions, So They Don't Control You! | MommyJammiesNight.comImagine what your life would be like if you could keep your emotions from spiraling out of control? What kind of changes would that bring in your home, to your job, to your relationships? If having more peace in your relationship with God, your children, co-workers, friends, and spouse sounds like something you need, Brooke can help you find the answers.

Brooke McGlothlin is Co-founder of Raising Boys Ministries, where moms and dads come to discover delight in the chaos of raising boys. You can find her writing about fighting for the hearts of her sons at the MOB Society blog, or living a life in pursuit of Jesus at her personal blog, www.brookemcglothlin.com. She’s the author of the newly released Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most, and co-author of Hope for the Weary Mom: Where God Meets You in Your Mess.

A normal day finds Brooke homeschooling her two boys, wrangling two large Labs, Toby and Siri, writing to bring hope to the messes of life (in the midst of her own messy life), and falling more and more in love with the man she’s had a crush on since the third grade (who just happens to be her husband).

Facebook group for moms struggling with their emotions: No More Angry MOB

5 Day Challenge: Fighting for those Hard to Handle Boys (or girls)

You can get a pdf copy of Brooke’s book for only $1.99: How to Control Your Emotions So They Don’t Control You!  Just use code NOMOREANGRYMOB 

Mothers Day Hard?

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Mothers Day Hard?

When I was a little girl I LOVED Mother’s Day. It was a fun and exciting time when I got to help my Daddy and brother celebrate my mom.  As a single mom I ask myself, why is Mothers day hard?

This holiday can be a painful reminder of things I do not have. There are families everywhere celebrating together, giving gifts and it can be difficult to realize that while the situation we are in is different it is not better or worse. In this show I want to encourage you to look past the pain and disappointment and find the joy in being a single mom.